Almost a decade ago, Al Gore was presented with a question, "what are the drivers of global change?" Unable to immediately answer the question in full, he has continued to revisit the query, and over the last two years has researched, analyzed and produced a complex and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. The result is "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." While mapping the future is a risky undertaking, perhaps the only thing riskier is doing nothing.
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Twodegrees:How the worldfailedon climatechange 2014-04-23T09:00-05:00: Recently, then, some scientists and policymakers have been taking a fresh look at whether the 2C limit is still the best way to think about climate change. Is this simple goal actually making it harder to prepare for the warming that lies ahead?
The new abolitionism 2014-04-23T09:00-05:00: Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth. The last time in American history that some powerful set of interests relinquished such a claim was in 1865 and then only after four years and more than 600,000 lives lost in the bloodiest, most horrific war we've ever fought.